Cleaning Your Records

Keeping your vinyl clean makes a big difference in the sound quality and helps prevent additional wear. There are a few things we recommend. Buy an anti-static carbon fiber cleaning brush. Use this ideally each time you play a record or when needed to remove surface dust.  

If you want a deeper clean we recommend a wet cleaning.  Buy some record cleaning solution (we carry Vinyl Style brand) or make your own. Google on DIY record cleaning solution but a common one is:

6 parts distilled water
1 part isopropyl alcohol 91% (from drug store)
1 drop of clear dishwashing liquid

Lay the record on a soft cloth.

Dab a small amount of cleaning fluid on a microfiber cloth and wipe in the direction of the grooves.

If you have a larger collection or want a more advanced option we recommend the record washer from Spin-Clean. It’s a solid design that’s been around since the 1970s and costs around $80.

 
Records at Gray Cat Music